Chai Excellence Fund – our annual campaign

The Chai Excellence Fund, Wornick’s annual fund, is a community effort to support everything you love about our school – every year. The cost of a Wornick education is not fully covered by the tuition and fees. In fact, it costs approximately $5,000 more per student than the amount of tuition. The Chai Excellence Fund is our first priority and, as part of the operating budget, it serves as the silent scholarship for every student in keeping tuition lower than the actual cost of a Wornick education.

Chai Excellence not only bridges the gap between tuition and the operating budget, it supports a wide variety of programs and helps build our community. Give to this fund each year to sponsor excellent education, inspire teachers to dream big for your children, and bolster this fabulous institution.

We are proud to say we have reached our goal of 100% participation from our parents, board and staff for five years in a row! This illustrates the remarkable dedication our closest community members have to maintaining Wornick’s unique environment and education. In addition, a generous donor kindly gives an additional $1,000 to the school for every class that meets this goal. Please help us continue this fabulous tradition and make a gift that is meaningful to you today.

A few reasons to give to Chai Excellence:
  • Hire and retain top-notch faculty
  • Keep classes small and differentiated for each child
  • Maintain special programs such as:
    • Comprehensive music and art
    • New science resources and Hebrew language program
    • Outdoor education which includes trips to such places as Tawonga and the Olympic National Park to experience an outdoor laboratory

Giving Levels

We have named our leadership categories after great sages who advanced history. Your gift, be it $18 or $180,000, makes a significant difference to our community. Thank you!

HILLEL: $25,000+
MEIR: $15,000
RASHI: $10,000
AKIVAH: $5,000
MAIMONIDES: $3,600
HESCHEL: $1,800


Development Office

Phoenix Feinbloom
Director of Development
pfeinbloom@wornickjds.org
650-378-2621

Esther Gillette
Executive Administrator
egillette@wornickjds.org
650-378-2602

Federal Tax ID Number (EIN):
94-2993909

An outstanding donor has given the school a match challenge of $180,000! Please help us achieve this goal by making your gift today. Your meaningful support makes a difference:

  • All new gifts will be matched 1:1
  • Donations $1,800 and above will be matched 1:1
  • Any gift of $1,800 or above that is increased from the prior year will have the increase matched with an additional dollar for dollar

  • Any gift from a grandparent will be matched 1:1

A second generous donor will donate an additional $1,000 for every class that reaches 100% participation in giving!

All gifts must be pledged in writing by December 31, 2017 and paid by May 31, 2018.

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